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Smart mapping is Esri's next generation intelligent software for automatically making maps.  The smart mapping funtionality of ArcGIS lets you explore, understand, and find meaning in your data within beautiful, thematic maps. We take the guesswork out of setting your map properties by using data-driven styling and intelligent defaults that are tailored to your data. We offer one-click visualizations for expanding your cartographic choices. We make it easy for you to find new patterns and discover hidden meaning within your data.

Explore your data

Smart mapping functionality will automatically analyze your data and make data-driven styling suggestions, meaning less guesswork for you. Just click on change style to quickly begin exploring your data.

Understand your data

Once you've settled on a map style, you can gain an understanding of your data by trying different one-click visualizations. With smart mapping themes, you can visualize your data from high to low values, above and below a certain threshold, or particular ranges such as the extreme values.

Find meaning in your data

With smart mapping, your data, style, and visualization all come together to form the story you want to tell, in a beautiful, thematic map. You are able to discover meaning hidden within your data.

How does it work?
Choose a data field.

Choose an interesting attribute of your data
Explore your data

Identify your map’s audience and goals
Style your data

Automatic colors suggestions match your basemap
Scale your data

See your data at scales that make sense
Preview your styling choices

Preview your choices, change them anytime
Make new discoveries

Find meaning and new patterns within your data

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